Building Materials That Block Mobile Signals
Don’t be surprised, you read it right – there are some Building Materials that Block Mobile Signals. While inside a building if you have ever faced mobile signal issues then the building materials used in the building could be a reason for that. It is particularly true when you get a proper signal outside the building and face issues with the signals when you are inside the building. This simply means that something in the building is blocking the signals to reach your phone. But the question is what is it that is blocking the signals.
There are actually several building materials in your home that can cause the blockage of your mobile signals.
A lot of materials like bricks, cement, wood, iron, steel, glass, sand, etc., are used in building a house. A lot of these materials are responsible for blocking your mobile signals. Let’s find out which of these building materials can block the mobile signals and how to get around this issue.
Clear Glass Panes
Usually, people believe that clear glass fixtures such as the window are the best place to get clear mobile signals. Clean and big glass panes are ideal to help reach the natural light inside the building, but these glass panes can reflect the mobile signal away from the house and bounce it around. Especially, if there are double-glazed, and triple-glazed, windows do reflect and bounce off the mobile signals even more.
These glass panes are mostly low emission ones, that are used to keep the buildings warm or cool depending on the season. The loss of the mobile signal can go up to -4dB through these glass panes. Opening the windows with such glass panes can help improve the signal reception.
Insulation and Plasterwood
The insulation used in the buildings for keeping the buildings weatherproof can also result in obstruction of the mobile signals. Similarly, the plaster wood walls or partitions can cause the mobile signal obstruction. It is seen that around -2dB signal loss can be experienced by the insulation and plaster wood.
Foamboards, fiberglass, asbestos sheets, metal sheets, etc., can also cause the signal blockage. Though these are important materials in the buildings and in most cases you can’t get rid of them. So, what is the solution to this? The solution to the building materials blocking mobile signals is to use a mobile phone signal booster. We will discuss that later in this post.